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    Internet Critics Name 'Citizen Kane' the Greatest Movie of All Time

    Film School Rejects offers a more web-savvy alternative to the classic Sight & Sound Greatest Films Poll.

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    Obviously: Disney Honcho Bob Iger Confirms 'The Avengers 2' Is In Development

    $200 million and change opening weekend in North America. Over $700 million worldwide. Of course, there's going to be a sequel to "The Avengers."

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    David Slade To Direct Wilderness Thriller 'Villain' Penned By 'Robocop' Writer Josh Zetumer

    Well, with that "Daredevil" movie he signed up to direct last year still in need of a finished script (Marvel recently hired David James Kelly to take a crack at it), David Slade is going to go off and make something in the meantime, and it sounds like something a little more "Hard Ca...

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    SFIFF: Kenneth Branagh Receives Directing Award, Says 'Macbeth' May Be His Next Shakespeare Adaptation

    At the recently concluded San Francisco International Film Festival, Kenneth Branagh was awarded the annual Founder’s Directing Award. Preceding a screening of the director’s 1991 film “Dead Again,” Branagh spoke to Jonathan Moscone, Artistic Director of the the California Shakespeare Theater, about...

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    Cannes Market: Cassavetes Goes Gritty for Kristen Stewart's 'Cali'; Plot Revolves Around Faux Snuff Film

    Nick Cassavetes, known best for delivering one of the greatest chick flicks ever -- "The Notebook" -- is back to some grittier material; the "Alpha Dog" director is set to helm "Cali," reports Variety. Kristen Stewart will star (and co-exec produce) as one of a pair of ...

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    The Sklar Brothers Find the Comedy Behind the Numbers in 'United Stats of America'

    As identical twin comedians, Randy and Jason Sklar represent an unusual statistic all their own. And the brothers' own love of stats shines through in their work in sports-related comedy, from their series "Cheap Seats," which ran on ESPN Classic for four seasons, to their "Sports...

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    New On Blu-ray: "La Haine" (The Film Spike Lee Called A Complete Rip-Off Of "Do The Right Thing")

    I wouldn't say La Haine and Do The Right Thing are forever to be intertwined; but it's rare that I come across a paper or enter a discussion about the former film without the latter being mentioned as an influence, or in some cases, a flatout ripoff. 

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    Sundance Institute Announces Directors and Screenwriters Lab Participants for 2012

    Congrats to the thirteen projects taken on for this summer's Sundance Institute annual Directors and Screenwriters Labs, which is held May 28 - June 28 at Robert Redford's Sundance Resort in Utah. Countries represented include the United States, Italy, Romania, Australia, Algeria, France, Chile an...

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    13 Projects Accepted for Sundance's June Director and Screenwriter Labs

    The Sundance Institute today announced 13 international film projects selected for this June's Directors and Screenwriters Labs, which will take place at the Sundance Resort under the leadership of Michelle Satter and Gyula Gazdag. This year's massive roster of talented creative advisors inc...

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    Casting Latina Actresses/Black Actors: Revisiting The Hollywood Trend

    Alright, alright, this is not a new topic but given the latest discussion surrounding the casting of Mexican actress Kate Del Castillo as Idris Elba’s ex-wife in the upcoming thriller No Good Deed (see Tambay's post HERE), I thought I’d revisit this seemingly recurring “trend.&...

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